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The City of Newton had a population of 15,508 as of July 1, 2021. Newton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 41.6997 and longitude -93.048 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton encompass a land area of 11.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Newton has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Newton is located within Township of Newton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton City.

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Newton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,508 (100%)
Population in Households 15,092 (97.3%)
Population in Families 11,408 (73.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 416 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 1,377
Diversity Index2 19
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,737
Average Household Income $62,056
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $27,277
Wealth Index5 56
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 7,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,684 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,139 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 790 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $119,989
Average Home Value $134,648
Housing Affordability Index3 205
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,823
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,030
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.15% 0.11%
Households 0.2% 0.18%
Families -0.04% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.48%

Newton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 97th
Population Density # 127 88th
Median Household Income # 843 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 411 41st
Per Capita Income # 789 22nd
Diversity Index # 238 77th

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